Beach Wrack Network

Welcome to the Beach Wrack Network

This forum is dedicated to the sustainable management (collection and treatment) of beach wrack in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) whilst protecting beaches as living, natural landscapes. Members are experts and practitioners who can provide advice and information on topics related to beach wrack and its management. The Network is also a stakeholder exchange platform for knowledge, ideas and collaboration.

 

CONTENTS

NATIONAL CONTACTS
NEWS AND UPDATES
EVENTS
PUBLICATIONS
MEMBERS
HOW TO JOIN
FOCUS AND ROLE OF THE NETWORK
FUNDING
CONTACT

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NATIONAL CONTACTS FOR ALL ENQUIRIES

Germany (Network Administrator)
Jane Hofmann
EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany
hofmann@eucc-d.de

Sweden
Prof. William Hogland
Linnaeus University
william.hogland@lnu.se

Poland
Marcin Żuchowski
Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic (APC ERB)
sekel@eurobalt.org.pl

Denmark
(tbc)

Estonia
Tiia Möller-Raid
University of Tartu, Estonian Marine Institute
tiia.moller@ut.ee

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NEWS & UPDATES

10 January 2023
Happy New Year everyone!

The News & Updates section is being updated! Thank you for your understanding.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ISS 2023: 24th International Seaweed Symposium
19. - 24. February 2023
Australia and also online
More information at iss2023.net/

The 10th Annual World Ocean Summit & Expo 2023
27. Februar - 01. März 2023
Lisbon, Portugal
More information at events.economist.com/world-ocean-summit/

5th Algae World Europe 2023
28. Februar - 01. März 2023
Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
More information at cmtevents.com/

Seagriculture EU 2023 – 12th International Seaweed Conference EU
21. - 22. Juni 2023
Trondheim, NORWAY
More information at seagriculture.eu/

ICPB 2023: 17. International Conference on Coastal Processes and Beaches
24. - 25. July 2023
Vienna, Austria
More information at waset.org/

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PUBLICATIONS

  • Human-Induced Hydrological Connectivity: Impacts of Footpaths on Beach Wrack Transport in a Frequently Visited Baltic Coastal Wetland
    Karstens S, Kiesel J, Petersen L, Etter K, Schneider von Deimling J, Vafeidis AT and Gross F (2022) Human-Induced Hydrological Connectivity: Impacts of Footpaths on Beach Wrack Transport in a Frequently Visited Baltic Coastal Wetland. Front. Mar. Sci. 9:929274. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.929274. Link

  • CONTRA (2019-2021) output reports and documents can be found at www.beachwrack-contra.eu/publications
  • An overview and assessment of the existing technological options for management and resource recovery from beach wrack and dredged sediments: An environmental and economic perspective
    Pala,D., Hogland, W. (2022) An overview and assessment of the existing technological options for management and resource recovery from beach wrack and dredged sediments: An environmental and economic perspective. Journal of Environmental Management, vol 302. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113971. Link

  • Beach Wrack Dynamics Using a Camera Trap as the Real-Time Monitoring Tool
    Pan, Y. et al.: Beach Wrack Dynamics Using a Camera Trap as the Real-Time Monitoring Tool. Front. Mar. Sci., 24 January 2022. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.813516. Link
  • Converting beach wrack into a resource as a challenge for the Baltic Sea (an overview)
    Chubarenko, B., Woelfel, J., Hofmann, J., Aldag, S., Beldowski, J., Burlakovs, J., … Schubert, H. (2020). Converting beach wrack into a resource as a challenge for the Baltic Sea (an overview). Ocean and Coastal Management. Link

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FOCUS & ROLE OF THE NETWORK

  • To act as a support facility for policy makers, environmental/conservation groups, public authorities, marine resource management/recycling companies on topics related to beach wrack
  • The promotion & communication of sustainable beach wrack management policies and operations in the BSR
  • The promotion and positioning of already managed beach wrack within the bio-economy
  • To open doors on public / private cooperation for the sustainable reuse of collected beach wrack
  • To engage stakeholders in local decision making processes and to raise public/next generation awareness
  • To act as a focus and catalyst for innovation, research and training on beach wrack related topics
  • To provide scientific advice on general and specific matters relating to beach wrack and its management
  • To raise awareness across different scientific communities, EU and further afield, to improve integration of research activities.

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MEMBERS

The network is a multi-discipline and transnational forum. Members include local authority representatives, beach managers, landowners, coastal engineers, landscape historians, national political decision-makers, nature conservationists, students & scientists, industry representatives, resource managers, private enterprises, and representatives of the tourism industry, amongst others. Our tasks are mostly based on a variety of personal interests so as to ignite a broad and lively discussion - thus creating a unique and dedicated beach wrack forum.

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JOIN THE NETWORK

Joining the Beach Wrack Network is free and without commitment. Members receive an e-mail every year about the Network’s activities, and from time to time information about beach wrack relevant news.

If you would like to be part of the network, please fill in the membership form below and return it by email to: beachwrack@eucc-d.de

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Membership Form (pdf)


Your contact details (name and email address) may be shared with other network members but only for purposes relating to network activities. You have the right to cancel at any time whereby your personal data will be deleted.

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FUNDING

The BEACH WRACK NETWORK is based on voluntary work.
The foundations for the NETWORK were established during the EU Interreg project ‚CONTRA‘ (2019-2021) https://www.beachwrack-contra.eu/. It now lives on after the project funding period, addressing the identified need for further collaboration and exchange on the topic of sustainable beach wrack management.

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CONTACT

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact

EUCC – The Coastal Union Germany

beachwrack@eucc-d.de

Friedrich-Barnewitz-Str. 3
18119 Warnemünde
Germany

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